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Author Topic: Re: What risk did I take?  (Read 139 times)

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Offline Jim Allen

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Re: What risk did I take?
« on: January 24, 2020, 06:12:37 am »
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5 days ago I went to the virology section to repeat a test and they told me that I had no risks

This is correct, what you posted was no HIV exposure so no test needed.

I am sorry to hear that you have been struggling with some sort of anxiety/fear, but, reading fantasy online and the merry-go-round of irrational testing/pointless testing is not a solution or coping strategy.

Instead, I would suggest you consider talking to a therapist regarding your irrational fears and getting support in coping with them.

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oral does pose a risk

Sure if you had been sucking off someone's penis it would be a near negligible HIV risk, such a minute risk that does not even warrant testing outside of normal routine. However, so far none of the oral activities you posted mention giving BJ's so even this minute oral risk does not apply to you.

Relax and stop looking for an issue you don't have.

Here's what you need to know in order to avoid HIV infection:
Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, every time, no exceptions. Consider starting PrEP going forward as an additional layer of protection against HIV

Keep in mind that some sexual practices which may be described as safe in terms of HIV transmission might still pose a risk for transmission of other easier to transmit STI's, so please do get fully tested regularly and at least yearly for all STI's including but not limited to HIV and test more frequently if unprotected intercourse occurs

Also note that it is possible to have an STI and show no signs or symptoms and the only way of knowing is by testing.

More information on HIV Basics, PEP, TaSP and Transmission can be found through the links in my signature to our POZ pages, this includes information on HIV Testing

Kind regards

Jim

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Re: Re: What risk did I take?
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2020, 08:09:19 am »
Hiya,

Truly all asked and answered already, you had no exposure so stop reading nonsense or stuff out of context and seek some face to face support to help you overcome your fears.

Best, Jim
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Re: Re: What risk did I take?
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2020, 10:00:40 am »
You're welcome.

Try to relax. Just use condoms for any intercourse and test like everyone should yearly out of routine.
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